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23rd Jan 2022, 19:09
Replies: 115
Views: 23,447
Posted By hec7or

A very good source in the UK CAA once told me...

A very good source in the UK CAA once told me that British Airways had done a trial back in the late 80s early 90s where they had put a course of sponsored cadets through a B757 type rating before...
23rd Jan 2022, 12:28
Replies: 115
Views: 23,447
Posted By hec7or

I believe the blue and yellow company allow their...

I believe the blue and yellow company allow their pilots free use of their fixed base training devices which I'm told are exactly like the full motion sim but without the motion.
30th Dec 2021, 21:03
Replies: 297
Views: 108,719
Posted By hec7or

The UK's Exercise CYGNUS, was a pre pandemic...

The UK's Exercise CYGNUS, was a pre pandemic simulation, the result of which was largely ignored. Professional medics warned the Government of the consequences of mass infection. Here we are on a...
30th Dec 2021, 18:42
Replies: 297
Views: 108,719
Posted By hec7or

I've noticed the "high gain" effect and wonder if...

I've noticed the "high gain" effect and wonder if it may be something to do with simulator flying where the feedback is different and doesn't translate into airframe motion, also the startle effect...
28th Dec 2021, 20:32
Replies: 443
Views: 219,212
Posted By hec7or

Not like Malaga at all

Not like Malaga at all
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Dec 2021, 17:16
Replies: 60
Views: 10,837
Posted By hec7or

A sowing machine is something they use on a farm

A sowing machine is something they use on a farm
10th Dec 2021, 21:51
Replies: 80
Views: 25,946
Posted By hec7or

0/0 I admit it doesn't so on second thoughts and...

0/0 I admit it doesn't so on second thoughts and according to the graph, the AP was disengaged at the point of GA and not re-engaged until after the altitude was recovered as indicated in Fig 2, but...
10th Dec 2021, 20:17
Replies: 35
Views: 11,537
Posted By hec7or

The flying public would benefit greatly from the...

The flying public would benefit greatly from the experience level of the older generation, the airline accountants would prefer the younger generation. Let me think.....an airline run by accountants?...
10th Dec 2021, 20:07
Replies: 80
Views: 25,946
Posted By hec7or

Erm, having studied the FDM data in Fig 2 of the...

Erm, having studied the FDM data in Fig 2 of the AAIB report, I would suggest that this is a clear case of failing to realise that the AP didn't engage when the button was pressed.
5th Dec 2021, 15:45
Replies: 209
Views: 99,784
Posted By hec7or

I think the Ultra Low Cost carriers prefer a...

I think the Ultra Low Cost carriers prefer a total wheels on to wheels off less than 1hr, consisting of 15' taxi in, 30' turn round and 15' taxi out. I'm not sure that's achievable at LGW, so Wizz...
15th Nov 2021, 10:08
Replies: 1,161
Views: 399,358
Posted By hec7or

Agreed, as Skipness correctly explains, British...

Agreed, as Skipness correctly explains, British Airways Express was a completely separate entity to Cityflyer Express who are wholly owned by BA and therefore not a franchise but a sub division, our...
14th Nov 2021, 21:42
Replies: 1,161
Views: 399,358
Posted By hec7or

willy wombat I was flying a Jetstream 31 in...

willy wombat
I was flying a Jetstream 31 in 1992 in BA Landor livery with "British Airways Express" painted on the side, nothing to do with CityFlyer, the original AOC for whom was held by Air...
14th Nov 2021, 11:10
Replies: 1,161
Views: 399,358
Posted By hec7or

You can add Air Wales, Air UK, Brymon, Manx,...

You can add Air Wales, Air UK, Brymon, Manx, British regional Airlines, BA Connect, Gill Airways, and Eurodirect to that list. (British Airways Express too)
24th Oct 2021, 20:28
Replies: 121
Views: 70,209
Posted By hec7or

BA used to fly BHX - AMS 4 times a day using...

BA used to fly BHX - AMS 4 times a day using their Maersk franchise before they fobbed it off onto BA Connect /Flybe while KLM also operated. Despite good load factors, there's clearly no money in it.
22nd Oct 2021, 09:37
Replies: 175
Views: 96,811
Posted By hec7or

I wonder how current were the crew and how many...

I wonder how current were the crew and how many RTOs had they practised recently?
19th Oct 2021, 11:12
Replies: 361
Views: 161,611
Posted By hec7or

I would imagine Ryanair may be welcomed by BHX...

I would imagine Ryanair may be welcomed by BHX because of the loss of Flybe, Monarch and TCX.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Oct 2021, 13:17
Replies: 241
Views: 22,561
Posted By hec7or

A paramedic on a motorcycle could have been...

A paramedic on a motorcycle could have been dispatched if a call to 999 had been made.
25th Aug 2021, 09:27
Replies: 265
Views: 130,616
Posted By hec7or

One way of looking at this airline vs airline...

One way of looking at this airline vs airline rivalry would be to ask where the benchmark Ts and Cs will end up if those at TUI are in any way reduced?
11th Aug 2021, 17:51
Replies: 42
Views: 12,144
Posted By hec7or

I would imagine that the nameplate is easier to...

I would imagine that the nameplate is easier to hang on the garage wall than the complete locomotive and is therefore a more sensible purchase, running costs are probably a bit less too.
8th Aug 2021, 13:40
Replies: 265
Views: 130,616
Posted By hec7or

I noticed that TUI have cancelled holidays to...

I noticed that TUI have cancelled holidays to Italy until 15th August but holidays with partner airlines are still operating

Cancelled "Lakes & Mountains holidays to the below destinations due to...
7th Aug 2021, 18:24
Replies: 42
Views: 12,144
Posted By hec7or

I believe I know the Wing Cdr and can verify he...

I believe I know the Wing Cdr and can verify he is a very fine chap. I'm glad he was acquitted, I've got a wave guide from an air defence radar given to me by the techies when it was broken up....I...
17th Jul 2021, 22:07
Replies: 129
Views: 48,808
Posted By hec7or

Cabbages, the reference to training was to add...

Cabbages, the reference to training was to add context, a single pilot go round is nothing to chuckle about
17th Jul 2021, 19:53
Replies: 129
Views: 48,808
Posted By hec7or

clog....delete planning, insert expecting and...

clog....delete planning, insert expecting and yes, I understand the principle of the monitored approach, but if the go round is unexpected and PF freezes, PM becomes the PF
17th Jul 2021, 19:00
Replies: 129
Views: 48,808
Posted By hec7or

Cabbages, I've been a TRE/Line Trainer since the...

Cabbages, I've been a TRE/Line Trainer since the late 1990s. You may have misunderstood my point...in every case, the PF was not planning nor expecting to to go around....

however thank you for...
17th Jul 2021, 13:57
Replies: 129
Views: 48,808
Posted By hec7or

I've called a few go rounds over the years when...

I've called a few go rounds over the years when the approach was destabilised and it always became a single crew go round as, due to overload, the PF froze. I guess it's the task saturation that...
8th Jul 2021, 17:37
Replies: 282
Views: 197,336
Posted By hec7or

Kegworth The cause was a fan blade fracture...

Kegworth
The cause was a fan blade fracture leading to air conditioning smoke due to engine damage.
The crew failed to notice the vib gauge which would have identified the damaged engine.
The...
5th Jul 2021, 14:35
Replies: 9
Views: 2,199
Posted By hec7or

Codewords for weapons fit were used, but I can't...

Codewords for weapons fit were used, but I can't remember the exact details and there's a list of NATO brevity words which Fighter Controllers would use in the linked doc. Bizarrely, Left and Right...
1st May 2021, 10:52
Replies: 9,975
Views: 5,995,442
Posted By hec7or

I would imagine that when the major airlines...

I would imagine that when the major airlines start recruitment, they'll be looking for young pilots who are current and motivated rather than wise old sages who have been sitting it out waiting for...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2021, 05:23
Replies: 286
Views: 23,730
Posted By hec7or

The trial is not about GF, that would not be a...

The trial is not about GF, that would not be a fair trial, the trial is about the actions that led to his death.
12th Apr 2021, 17:15
Replies: 443
Views: 219,212
Posted By hec7or

Vokes55 I think TUI are more likely to...

Vokes55

I think TUI are more likely to survive a poor summer 2021 having announced a €350m convertible bonds offering on 9th April than by propping up the operation using passenger aircraft to fly...
1st Mar 2021, 12:03
Replies: 9,975
Views: 5,995,442
Posted By hec7or

Some research reveals that the experienced pilots...

Some research reveals that the experienced pilots here offering friendly advice to prospective Ryanair trainees actually work for British Airways, Aer Lingus and Jet2.
Bearing in mind the lead time...
27th Feb 2021, 21:43
Replies: 265
Views: 130,616
Posted By hec7or

Besides Ryanair, VietJet Air is also one of the...

Besides Ryanair, VietJet Air is also one of the few customers of the MAX 200 variant with an order of 100 airplanes placed in May 2016......Wikipedia (usual caution advised).
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Feb 2021, 19:52
Replies: 12,407
Views: 1,704,570
Posted By hec7or

It's "peddling" not pedalling wiggy. Gove...

It's "peddling" not pedalling wiggy.

Gove peddles his version of the truth and Boris pedals his Boris Bike...:)
7th Feb 2021, 15:46
Replies: 75
Views: 40,508
Posted By hec7or

This refers to the role aviation played in...

This refers to the role aviation played in spreading the virus



and this refers to the risk of catching the virus while actually aboard an aircraft.

You are quite correct Glueball, the...
2nd Feb 2021, 21:40
Replies: 265
Views: 130,616
Posted By hec7or

I think you mean 4th Q, it's only Feb.

I think you mean 4th Q, it's only Feb.
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